Another day, another violent stage collapse that kills a handful of people. Tragically, in case you haven’t heard, the latest incident went down today at the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium. The Smith Westerns were performing when violent storms caused the stage to collapse. The band is okay, but unfortunately 3 people were killed and dozens more were injured. This coming less than a week after the stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair, shortly before Sugarland was set to take the stage. Five people were killed and a lot more were injured in that one. Who is building these stages, and who is running these areas where people are not evacuated prior to the collapse happening? I’m thinking with now a pair of tragedies we’re going to wind up with new, much stricter regulations as to how these stages are put together and under what conditions evacuations are ordered. It could be a great thing, saving lots of lives, but there’s also a tendency towards overkill, regulations becoming TOO strict. Hopefully whatever changes are made will be moderate and smartly composed. Sorry to bring everybody down with this talk of people being killed at concerts. Let’s try to lighten up a bit with today’s Pick Your Poison. There’s not one, but TWO Matt & Kim related tracks today, the first being a remix, the second being a collaboration with Andrew W.K. and Soulja Boy. Totally WTF, am I right? It’s a collaboration for Converse. Other tracks I can recommend come from Hubble, Jelly Jells, Shotgun Jimmie, STS, Thrice and Woodsman. There’s a new track from Weekend in the Soundcloud section that’s worth your time to stream as well.

Andrew W.K., Matt & Kim, and Soulja Boy – I’m A Goner

Argyle Johansen – You Try

Bear & Moose – Wear the Wolf

Daniel Rockwell – I Wanna See You

Hubble – Nude Ghost

Icarus Himself – On Your Side

Jelly Jells – Beautiful

Kenton Dunson – Top of the World (ft. Passion Pit)

Matt & Kim – Block After Block (Echoes Club Remix)

Modest Mouse – Float On (Landis Remix)

Pavy – Hip Hop Is My Home

Rhythm Monks – Candomble

Rubblebucket – Down in the Yards (Rubblebucket Remix)

Shotgun Jimmie – Suzy

STS – Sunshine (ft. Yelawolf)

Thrice – Yellow Belly

Woodsman – In Circles


dEUS – Constant Now

Razika – Aldri

Weekend – Hazel